Staff Type Change
Add a Staff Type Change
- Open the palette panel from View→Palettes
- Open the Text palette
- Add a Staff Type Change symbol to a measure
- Select the symbol, and adjust any of the properties in the Inspector
Staff Type Change properties
When you change a property of the Staff Type Change the new value will take precedence over the global Staff properties. Changes to global properties that can be modified by a Staff Type Change, will only be valid from the start of the score until the first Staff Type change, while gobal properties, that can not be change in Staff Change Properties will be valid throughout the score.
The properties that cn be changed in a Staff Type Change are:
How far the changed staff shall be moved up or down measured in spaces (abbr.: sp) .
Whether or not the staff shall be a reduced-size staff.
Changes the size of the staff and all associated elements, as a percentage.
The number of lines making up the staff.
The distance between two staff lines, measured in spaces (abbr.: sp).
How much the notes in the staff is offset vertically relative to the staff lines.
Whether the staff barlines will be shown.
Show ledger lines
Whether ledger lines will be shown for notes above/below the staff lines.
Whether the notes shall be shown in standard or slash style.
Allows selection of how noteheads are displayed.
Whether the staff clef will be shown.
Generate time signatures
Whether the staff time signature(s) will be shown or not.
Generate key signatures
Whether the staff key signatures will be shown or not.
To illustrate the use of Staff Type Change the staff shown be low wa created by doing these steps:
- Add a Staff Type Change to measure no. 2.
- Set size to "Small".
- Set "Lines" to 4.
- Add a secong Staff Type Change to measure no. 3.
Change "Lines" to 7,
Afwards the global Staff Properties are changed using Staff properties;
- Set "Lines" to 2.
Change "Staff Line Color".
As can be seen the change in "Lines" only take effect until the first Staff Type Change, whereas the change to "Staff Line Color" takes effect throughout the score.